Michael Furey was quoted in an article, "Horizon Didn't Justify Sealing Tiered Plan Docs, Judge Says," published by Law360. The article focuses on a recent decision by Bergen County Superior Court Judge Robert Contillo ordering Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield to disclose a report from McKinsey & Co. that helped Horizon develop its OMNIA tiered insurance plan. According to the article, Judge Contillo granted a motion by Advance Local Media LLC, which intervened in a lawsuit by three New Jersey-based hospitals, Centrastate Medical Center, Holy Name Medical Center and Valley Hospital, alleging Horizon breached its obligations by limiting its selection to the largest hospitals. In his decision, Judge Contillo noted "There is a broad, legitimate, immediate public interest in how healthcare is delivered in this state, how patients are insured and how they are incentivized to be evaluated tested and treated by particular providers." As a result the media and public should have access to the McKinsey Report and other evidence relating to the selection process.
As noted in the article, Furey hailed Judge Contillo for seeing through Horizon's "baseless claims of confidentiality." He told Law360, "With Judge Contillo's decision, the public should finally have an opportunity to learn the truth behind OMNIA."
Furey and Dennis LaFiura are representing the hospitals in this case, Capital Health Systems Inc. et al. v. Horizon Healthcare Services Inc., case number BER-C-369-15, in the Superior Court of New Jersey, County of Bergen.
On November 12, Naju Lathia will be speaking on a panel called "Tips from Young Lawyers: What they Need to Succeed," at the New Jersey Defense Association's 9th Annual Women and the Law Seminar.
Jonathan Handler and Sylvia-Rebecca Gutiérrez co-authored an article, "Geographic Information Systems For Environmental Litigation," published by Bloomberg Environment's Environment & Energy Report.
Chase Rogers, former Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, served as faculty at the New Appellate Judges Seminar, sponsored by the Institute of Judicial Administration (IJA) at New York University School of Law from July 15 – 20 in New York City.
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On May 31, Michael Furey will be speaking at "Commercial Litigation from the Masters," a program being presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (NJICLE) and being held at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ.
On October 29, Tom Goldberg, Day Pitney's Managing Partner, was elected to the Board of the Federal Bar Foundation and to the position of Secretary at its annual meeting.
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Day Pitney LLP, led by partner Michael Furey, is representing a major retailer in connection with a personal injury case of first impression that is pending in the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
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Day Pitney partner Chase Rogers, former Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, was featured in an article, "Retired Judges Establish Fund To Provide Lawyers For Immigrant Families," published by the Hartford Courant.